2/26/2005

Tip:Redirect My Documents to an alternate location

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Have you ever wanted to change the location of the My Documents folder from the local hard drive to a network drive? In previous versions of the Windows operating system, performing this task required a series of tricky registry edits.

However, that’s not the case in Windows XP. A built-in feature allows you to quickly and easily change the location of My Documents.

Follow these steps:

1. Press [Windows]E to open My Computer.
2. Right-click the My Documents icon in the folder tree, and select Properties.

This opens the My Documents Properties dialog box, and selects the Target tab by default. My Documents is actually a shortcut to a folder, and the Target text box in the Target Folder Location section displays the path to this folder.

To change the location of the My Documents folder, type the new path in the Target text box, or click the Move button.

Clicking the Move button opens a standard browsing dialog box. Use the controls to drill down to any local or network drive you want.

Click OK to close all dialog boxes.

Bank of America loses a million customer records

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

A “small” number of backup tapes with records detailing the financial information of government employees were lost in shipment to a backup center, Bank of America said on Friday.

The tapes contained information on the customers and accounts of the U.S. government’s SmartPay charge card program, which has more than 2.1 million members and annual transactions totaling more than $21 billion, according to the General Services Administration. Reports have pegged the number of cards affected at 1.2 million.

“Federal law enforcement officials were immediately engaged when the tapes were discovered missing, and subsequently conducted a thorough investigation into the matter, working closely with Bank of America,” the bank said in a statement. “The investigation to date has found no evidence to suggest the tapes or their content have been accessed or misused, and the tapes are now presumed lost.”

Source: News.com

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